Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus

Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus - Penguin Horror

Hardback (03 Oct 2013) | English

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Synopsis

Part of a new six-volume series of the best in classic horror, selected by award-winning director Guillermo del Toro.

The epic battle between man and monster reaches its greatest pitch in the famous story of Frankenstein. In trying to create life, the young student Victor Frankenstein unleashes forces beyond his control, setting into motion a long and tragic chain of events that brings Victor himself to the very brink. How he tries to destroy his creation, as it destroys everything Victor loves, is a powerful story of love, friendship ... and horror.

Mary Shelley was born in 1797, the only daughter of writers William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin. In 1814 she eloped with poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, whom she married in 1816. She is best remembered as the author of Frankenstein, but she wrote several other works, including Valpergaand The Last Man.

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The first ten paperback Penguin books appeared in 1935 costing 6d each (the price of a packet of cigarettes). Since then the Penguin list has developed enormously, but still aims to bring the best writing to the widest possible audience. Penguin Paperbacks now range from Booker Prize-winning contemporary authors, to mass market bestsellers, with successful history, biography and general non-fiction as well.

Book information

ISBN: 9780143122333
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 823.7
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xlii, 334
Weight: 496g
Height: 210mm
Width: 147mm
Spine width: 30mm